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Volume XVI, No. XXXXVII
Local Artists Painstakingly Restore Beloved Holiday Tradition – Nativity Scene Receives Renaissance Touch
Nativity Scene of Sierra Madre artists Patricia Ancona, Carol Adams, David Em and Jeryd Pojawa work to get ready in time for Dicken's Village this weekend in Sierra Madre
Rose Queen Drew Helen Washington, 16, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, and Rose Princesses Morgan Eliza Devaud, 18, La Canada High School; Stephanie Grace Hynes, 18, Maranatha High School; Cynthia Megan Louie, 17, La Salle High School; Kimberly Victoria Ostiller, 17, Flintridge Preparatory
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Small Businesses Fight Back Against Black Friday By susan motander The day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday and is the busiest shopping day of the year. It is even said to make some businesses successful. i.e. operating in the Black rather than the Red,
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Patricia Ancona works on Nativity Scene for Kersting Court in Sierra Madre. -Photo by Terry Miller
By Terry Miller This ambitious creche project was placed into Patricia Ancona’s hands after being taken on by the Si-
erra Madre Friends of the Arts. Over the last two and one half months Ancona has been working with three other artists from thre Sierra Madre community Carol
Adams, David Em and Jeryd Pojawa. The much needed repairs and work became an all-consuming activity, from sunrise to sunset, rain
The price tag was switched on this $28,000 vase to $125 - Photo by Terry Miller
On a recent Wednesday in the newly opened Antiques Off Fair Oaks in Monrovia, an alert dealer in the consortium sold what he thought was a vase for $120 cash. The man who sold the vase thought something may have been suspicious about
the sale and he asked for the tag from the new owner of the vase. Jamie Rio also took down the license plate, just in case. After the customer left with his extremely well discounted 19th Century Chi-
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Kings Row Gastropub teamed up with Union Station Homeless Services in Pasadena to feed hundreds of people on Thursday November 17. The free lunch for the homeless, taking place during National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week (November 12, 2011- No-
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in time for Dicken’s Village celebration next weekend in Kersting Court. With the blessing and
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Kings Row Gastropub Helps Feed Homeless
Local Antique Dealers Say Monrovia Cops are Tops By Terry Miller
or shine, every weekend, holidays and a “few hooky days from work” said Anacona. The deadline is fast approaching as they hope to have the completed figures
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vember 20, 2011), featured some of King’s Row signature dishes including Pulled Pork sandwiches, White Chocolate Mac and Cheese and Cornbread. “We are thrilled that King’s Row is joining forces with Union Station Homeless Services on November 17, 2011, during National
Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week.” said Rabbi Marv Gross, Union Station CEO. “It is this kind of generosity from the people and businesses of Pasadena that reinforce to the homeless in our community that others care about them
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On This Thanksgiving
Clint Eastwood Underwhelms with J. Edgar Hoover Biopic
By Dorothy Denne On this Thanksgiving Day, I will share with you some words of wisdom and advice from authors unknown. I am thankful for: The income taxes I pay because it means I am employed. The clothes that fit a little too snugly because it mens I have enough to eat. My shadow who watches me work because it means I am out in the sunshine. The lawn that needs mowing, windows that need washing and gutters that need cleaning because it means I have
a home. The mess I have to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends. The spot I find at the far end of the parking lot because it means I am capable of walking. The complaining I hear about our government because it means we have freedom of speech. The huge heating bill because it means I am warm. The lady behind me in church who sings off key because it means I can hear. The piles of laundry because it means my loved ones are nearby. The alarm that goes off early in the morning because it means that I am alive. The weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means I have been productive. Life gets so busy and competitive that we forget what's really important. May all the people you know and love be
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thankful always. And, may we all remember to not rush through life but: Take time to think - thoughts are the source of power. Take time to play - play is the secret of perpetual youth. Take to time to read - reading is the fountain of wisdom. Take time to pray - prayer can be the rock of strength in time of trouble. Take time to love - loving is what makes living worthwhile. Take time to be friendly - friendships give life a delicious flavor. Take time to laugh - laughter is the magic of the soul. Take time to give - any day of the year is too short for selfishness. Take time to do your work well - pride in your work, no matter what it is, nourishes the ego and spirit.Take time to show appreciation - thanks is the frosting on the cake of life. Happy Thanksgiving.
“J. Edgar” traces the meteoric rise and slow fade of the F.B.I.’s most famous director, whose career spanned almost five decades and was directly linked to the 20th Century’s most notable events, including prohibition, World War II, the Second Red Scare, John F. Kennedy’s assassination, and the Civil Rights Movement. But while the subject of Mr. Eastwood’s latest directorial effort may be fascinating, the film itself is too overwrought with details to be anything but. Instead of a concrete narrative, the film feels more like a loose collection of scenes, some thick with exposition of surrounding events, and some that are more powerful and dramatic. After a dull and clumsy preamble of sequences detailing Hoover’s youth and subsequent start in the Depart-
ment of Justice, the Kansas City Massacre—a shootout between law enforcement agents and reputed gangster “Pretty Boy” Floyd that left four agents dead—is what really sets the film in motion and serves as the catalyst for Hoover’s determination to create a respected and feared federal police force, starting with a centralized finger print data base. The film then continues to ebb and flow between ruefully dense dialogue scenes and somewhat interesting moments of conflict between the characters. Leonardo DiCaprio too is disappointing in the role of Hoover, with his portrayal bordering more on caricature rather than characterization, making it quite unbelievable that such a person could command the respect of so many in the field of law enforcement. What is
also confounding is why Mr. Eastwood and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black tell this story from Hoover’s point of view as he relays the events of his life to a transcriber—numerous untruths and all—and then cobble together what actually happened toward the film’s resolution. Though the make-up is astonishingly good, the numerous, drawn out scenes of DiCaprio and Armie Hammer (who plays Clyde Tolson, Hoover’s lifelong assistant and believed lover) as old men feel cartoonish. Black, who wrote the Oscar winning script for 2008’s “Milk,” stated many times that the film was a passion project for him and that writing the life of Harvey Milk was a labor of love; it seems, however, that “J. Edgar” was just a labor.
Tournament of Roses 94th Rose Queen and Laker Girls Visit Foothill Unity Giveaway
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School; Hanan Bulto Worku, 17, Pasadena High School; and Sarah Nicole Zuno, 17, Benjamin Franklin High School helped out with the annual distribution at Foothill Unity Center’s Thanksgiving food distribution for nearly 2,000 local low-income families Tuesday at the County Arboretum. Each family took home a food box packed to their family’s size, with meat and the makings for a festive holiday dinner. Foothill Unity Center provides a regular food lifeline to people facing hunger. Because the Center’s clients struggle for the most basic food and shelter, a special Thanksgiving meal would
otherwise be out of reach.Like all the Center’s programs, this annual distribution, is a community effort, supported by generous donations of food, funds and volunteer time by hundreds of local individuals, businesses and organizations. Foothill Unity Center, Inc., has been serving lowincome families and those in crisis for over 30 years. Founded in 1980 in a church closet to provide food to a few hungry families, the Center has become the major source of food, health services and crisis assistance for over 4,000 low-income families in its service area: Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Monrovia,
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Driver Accepts Plea Deal in Death of Alice Zhang
Editorial Bowen Du, the 19-yearold driver who hit 16-yearold Alice Zhang and a friend on a Duarte Road crosswalk in Arcadia ealier this year , has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors as part of a plea deal.Alice Zhang died in the accident and her friend suffered major injuries. Arcadia detectives had determined
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Carolyn Daniels, 81, talks with doctors. Daniels had the SAVI procedure after she was found in January to have early-stage breast cancer. -Courtesy Photo
Huntington Memorial Hospital has emerged as a national leader in providing an advanced form of radiation therapy for breast cancer. It’s called SAVI, and it’s appropriate for many women with early-stage breast cancer as part of breast conservation therapy, or BCT (breast-conserving lumpectomy surgery plus follow-up radiation). The SAVI applicator targets the tumor site from inside the breast and is becoming a more widely used alternative to traditional radiation. This customized therapy can provide important advantages for women with early-stage breast cancer, according to breast surgeon Jeannie Shen, M.D., Huntington’s medical director for breast surgery, and radiation oncologist Ruth Williamson, M.D. medical director of the breast cancer program. Carolyn Daniels, 81, had the SAVI procedure after she was found in January to have early-stage breast cancer. “It sounded really good to me,” Daniels says, because SAVI patients complete therapy much more quickly compared to women who have older forms of radiation that target the entire breast. After Dr. Shen removed the tumor, Daniels says, “I had no discomfort during my treatment. In fact, I was able to resume swimming just a couple weeks afterward.” Notes Dr. Shen, “SAVI is a wonderful tool that allows us to offer a shorter course of radiation to many women.” SAVI refines a form of therapy called accelerated partial breast irradiation,
or APBI. “There is now 10 years of evidence on APBI,” Dr. Williamson notes. “SAVI provides excellent cosmetic results, and it allows us to customize the dose.” The doctors say this approach can provide special advantages for certain women, such as those who have full-time jobs or substantial family obligations and don't have the time for traditional, whole breast irradiation -- a procedure that involves treatment five times a week for a much longer period of six weeks. This newer approach, the doctors say, may also encourage some women to choose the potential advantages of lumpectomy plus radiation instead of having a mastectomy -- which requires surgical removal of the breast and is often followed by breast reconstruction. Long-term studies have consistently found that on average, women who have had lumpectomy plus radiation live as long as those who undergo mastectomy. As evidence of Huntington Hospital's commitment to making the SAVI alternative available, the hospital has been named a Center of Excellence for APBI and SAVI. This designation signifies the hospital’s dedication to education, training and experience in APBI. To qualify for the Center of Excellence honor, physicians, medical physicists and clinical staff were required to complete a comprehensive training and education program to demonstrate proficiency in delivering radiation therapy with SAVI. They have also expressed a commitment to patient education, advocacy and awareness of advanced
breast cancer treatments. SAVI treatment typically involves two treatments per day for only five days. This shorter timeframe makes it far more convenient than traditional, whole-breast radiation. Radiation treatment after a lumpectomy has traditionally involved irradiation of the entire breast with an external beam. Besides the inconvenience of the sixweek-long regimen, many women must travel some distance to receive externalbeam radiation. That can put additional stress on their families, jobs, and financial resources. In addition to shortening the therapy time, partial breast irradiation with SAVI minimizes radiation exposure of healthy tissue, which reduces dose to critical structures such as the skin, heart, lungs and ribs. As part of Huntington Hospital's commitment to better research and medical care, Drs. Shen and Williamson are heading up a study of the SAVI procedure. It's designed to provide even more clinical and scientific evaluation of the procedure, and they hope to publish their study results. “We have very low recurrence rates with SAVI,” said Dr. Williamson. “Moreover, it's important for us to offer women as many viable alternatives as possible. Now we can offer this short, fiveday approach that has minimal discomfort and side effects. With its ability to sculpt the dose, it makes partial breast radiation an option for an increasing number of our patients."
that Du’s windshield was extremely dirty the evening of the accident and that combined with setting sun was determined to be a contributing factor in Zhang’s death .Du could face up to 18 months in prison. Du will be sentenced Dec. 18.
Ascension Invites the Village to Give Thanks Soon, the American tradition known as Thanksgiving will be upon us. As we gather together with great enthusiasm for amazing food and fellowship let us remember to be grateful for all the blessings in our lives. Sierra Madre’s Village Church (Ascension) invites the community for celebration of the liturgy of Thanksgiving and worship
during the Thanksgiving Mass on November 24th at 9:00 a.m. at Church of the Ascension, 25 East Laurel Avenue in Sierra Madre. This event makes for a wonderful family outing to meet new neighbors and check out a wonderful community church. For more information, please call (626) 355-1133 or visit: www.ascension-sierramadre.com.
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nese vase, Rio contacted the leaseholder of the building, Francesca de la Floor who also manages the business. She told Rio that indeed she did have a vase for sale and $120 seemed like a good price so she thought little. Enter dealer James Jones, who popped in on Friday only to find his Qing Dynasty Jaiquing Period (1796- 1820) “famille rose” vase was missing. It didn’t take too long to realize what had happened. The price tag had been switched and the customer
crete paving. Recycled and sustainable building materials, including non-toxic paints, flooring and work station and office/restroom countertops made from recycled milk cartons. 100 percent use of green cleaning products. Green roofplant materials to reduce heat gain and save energy. Recycling of 97 percent of construction waste. Increased daylight for 97 percent of building occupants. For its environmental merits, the building also has achieved LEED Gold certification, making it an example of the best green building practices as established by the U.S. Green Building Council. “The Field Operations Building is an example of how the city of Pasadena and our municipal utility are maintaining a high level of commitment to environmental stewardship while doing the right thing by our citizens,” said Mayor Bill Bogaard. “This project exceeds the LEED Silver level certification requirement in our city’s Green Building Ordinance and for that we all can be proud.” The city of Pasadena
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sistant general manager of finance. The project has received three other awards: the 2011 award for excellence in structural engineering for new construction from the National Council of Structural Engineers Association and two architectural accolades from the Pasadena and Foothill Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The project was planned and built through a collaboration of city staff from PWP and the Public Works, Fire and Planning departments. The Pasadena firm of Gonzalez Goodale Architects headed the design efforts. “From conception to design to execution, this building is truly inspired,” said Steve Wright, assistant city engineer in the Public Works Department. “We are so proud to have contributed to a project that makes a real difference in everyday working conditions at Pasadena Water and Power while doing right by the environment.”
Monrovia Cops Recover $28,000 Vase (who had been in several times earlier) certainly did get a deal. People do it all the time, apparently. Change price tags, that is. James Jones and Francesca de la Flor contacted the Monrovia Police Dept once they realized the gravity of the situation and the obvious high dollar loss. The two were “overwhelmed” with the speed; efficiency and courtesy afforded them by Monrovia PD in handling this case. Detectives immediately followed up and located the driver of the
car who sped away with the deal of the decade and contacted him by telephone and explained that the price tag had been switched. Having no evidence of any wrongdoing, Monrovia PD asked the man to return the vase to the Police Dept. which he did on Thursday. Lieutenant Lee of Monrovia PD said the Detectives handling the case did an “outstanding job” in recovering the item and one of the detectives, who speaks Chinese, helped close the case quickly. I never got this
kind of service in Pasadena “Francesca de la Flor told Beacon Media. “The Monrovia police department did an outstanding job. In all my years in Pasadena and similar things happened I was asked if I had insurance. Here in Monrovia the officers were proactive and followed through.” De la Flor said. The man who paid $120 cash for the vase last week has not yet asked for his cash back yet, which has posed a question or two for the dealer(s).
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Labor Council for Latin American Advancement to Honor Assemblymember Portantino Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) will be honored by the San Gabriel Valley- Inland Empire chapter of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) at a ceremo-
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Black Friday Alternatives Continued from page 1 hence its name. It is a day for super sales with the so-called mega-stores competing to open earlier than any other (midnight was bad enough, but some are even opening on Turkey Day itself. Malls will be crowded with everyone searching for the perfect gift at a great price. Tempers will flare, people will be exhausted and parking can be a nightmare. Small independent businesses are again proposing an alternative to the potential of the mall madness of Black Friday; they call it Small Business Saturday. For the second year in a row small businesses are banding together to promote their special shopping day neatly tucked between Black Friday and Cyber Monday (the day most internet sales are made). These merchants are encouraging people to patronize their small local businesses on Saturday. They even have a wedsite on which you can pledge to shop these local businesses: smallbusinesssaturday.com. Monrovia’s Old Town Merchants are going even further; they are going head to head with the mega-marts and encouraging people to shop Myrtle Avenue on both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. There will be all sorts of promotions on both days. And this is just the start of the Holiday Season in Old Town Monrovia. Santa will arrive in Old Town on Black Friday, November 25, at 9 am Monrovia Firefighters will be in front of the Krikorian Theatre on both Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm collecting toys to give Santa a hand with the Spark of Love Toy Drive To help them help Santa, bring an unwrapped toy to the firefighters on either day. Music will start on Myrtle Avenue at 10:00 a.m. on Friday with carolers strolling the streets on Saturday. On both days there will be chances to visit with Santa Claus. On Saturday there will be three Craft Stations for Kids set on on the east side of Myrtle Avenue;
two will be in the 400 block and one in the 500 block. Adding to all the fun will be Old Town’s “Secret Santa” who, disguised as an ordinary shopper, will be wandering through the |Old Town not just this weekend, but throughout the holiday season, giving gifts to unsuspecting shoppers. All the gifts have been donated by local merchants. In December there will be even more happening in Old Town Monrovia. The Annual Holiday Parade, this year entitled “Santa, Snowmen and Song,” will be held on Thursday, December 7. The parade will begin at 7 pm at the corner of Myrtle and Chestnut Avenues and will proceed up Myrtle to Library Park. Before the parade the Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held at the corner of Myrtle and Palm Avnues at 6:pm. Following the parade Santa will be available in Library Park to listen to the holiday dreams of children. Starting on December 3, there will be Breakfasts and Brunches with Santa every Saturday at the Peach Cafe. Reservations are required. Contact the Cafe at (62) 5999092 to make reservations at the obtain information about the exact times available. This is a great chance for each child to get to know Santa a little better. There will be chances for a photo with Santa on Myrtle Avenue on two Saturdays. December 10 and 17. These are free with a coupon from sponsoring Old Town Merchants. Call The Dollmakers Kattywompas at (626) 3571091 for Santa’s schedule. Pam Fitzpatrick of The Dollmakers said there is more to shopping in Old Town Monrovia than just the special events scheduled for the holidys. As she explained it: “When the sales people here ask if they can help you, they really want to assist you, not just ring up your purchases. That is service.”
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the cost of the room and taxes will be reimbursed. Personal expenses, such as movie rentals, will not be reimbursed. • Staff and board members should use public transit when available and a taxi or car service where “necessary and reasonable.” • First class and business class air travel won’t be reimbursed, unless exceptions are warranted and approved in advance. • Requests for reimbursements for business meals must include original receipts, documentation of attendees, date, name, title, affiliation, subject discussed, amount paid, purpose and benefit to the Authority. • Reimbursements for meals and incidental expenses on out-of-state trips are limited to $90 per day per person. Before the Board acted, the Authority didn’t have clear-cut guidelines for reimbursing business-related expenses for out-of-state travel because its staff and board members rarely traveled outside California. But now that
the Authority has a project officially underway, its staff and board occasionally travels to Washington, D.C. and other places to meet with federal officials and others to secure funding and ensure the Gold Line project continues to move forward to meet the needs of the region’s commuters. In the past two years, the Board and Authority averaged three out-of-state trips each year —all related to Authority business and were conducted as quickly as possible. “These trips have led to some important project milestones, including a $9 million grant and discussions about new legislation to speed up the review process for the Gold Line and other rail projects,” said Tessitor. “After reviewing the travel patterns for the board and staff over the past few years and knowing that additional trips will be necessary to keep this important transportation project moving forward, we wanted to clarify the policies to ensure transparency and accountability to the public.”
Kings Row Helps those Less Fortunate Continued from page 1 and their wellbeing.” “Union Station does extraordinary work on behalf of the homeless in Pasadena on a daily basis,” said Shivie Dhillion, who owns King’s Row along with partners Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz and Aidin Yousif. “We are proud to step up and do our part to help contribute to our community during National Hunger and Homeless Awareness
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Local Artists Restore Kesting Courts Nativity Scene Continued from page 1 some funding from the Chamber of Commerce, Bill Coburn alerted Beacon Media to this amazing project last week. Upon initial examination of the figures from the creche, the process had to start from the original layer of plaster that had been the outer layer of the figure pulled from a mold. Over the years their last painting, moisture had seeped up through this layer causing shrinkage and weak-
ness. The sanding was done all by hand requiring the use of mask and goggles. Then each figure was repaired, filling missing surface areas, rebuilding broken fingers, design elements, then covered with gesso. Upon the repair of the first figure, Ancona was stunned to discover the amount of detail and design elements that had been lost under the previous three layers of color.
Found also was that one of the angels was actually missing a trumpet. The ever-resourceful Ancona ( who also happens to work for LACMA) managed to track down a replica and a local retail store in Pasadena. Two of these layers had been added after these figures arrived in Sierra Madre. The gesso figure was similar to the Greco Roman sculptures that we now see as white marble. Beautiful flow-
ing robes, facial expression and textile patterns, inspired Ancona to think of the paintings so common during pre and early Renaissance times. During historical times the painting most often called the Adoration of the Magi was a particularly popular theme. In her research Ancona realized that the important characters, Mary and Joseph, wore specific colors of garments the details of which had been lost or painted over
in some cases. Mary’s inside robe was red with an outside layer of blue, Joseph wore a bluegreen inner robe with an outside layer of orange, and the angels sported multi-color wings, like a rainbow. Beacon Media visited Ancona in action on Saturday afternoon . Her entire driveway was filled to capacity with Biblical figures representing the birth of Jesus. One could see the passion
in Ancona’s eyes as she showed how the details have been lovingly restored and subtle colors return to bring life to the timeless nativity scene. Ancona and the other artists are being helped with costs incurred for supplies by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce as well as some local churchs such as St. Rita’s; Church of the Ascension; Congreational Church and Bethany.
Patricia Ancona works on the nativity scene figures that she and a few other artists have been restoring for the holiday. –Photos by Terry Miller
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The Social Whirl Harvest Party Welcomes Red Badgers
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Autumn Nite Fever Raises Funds for Philanthropy The Arcadia Chinese Association are experts on hosting scintillating fund-raising . Always great food (and fun). Under the leadership of President Josephine Louie, 325 guests enjoyed food from the sophisticated Capital Chinese Restaurant on Huntington Drive/Arcadia, caterers for this year’s party. I lost count of the numerous courses but enjoyed each one. Decorations are always colorful and glitzy and entertainment to please all ages, plus a live band and dancing. Presentations of money in the form of over-sized checks were presented to AAUW, Arcadia Educational Foundation, Arcadia Historical Museum Foundation, Assistance League, Arcadia Library, Foothill Unity Center, Arcadia White Christmas, and Boy Scout Troop 138.
In addition to all the generous donations to the community, they gave away 98 wonderful door prizes. Much to my surprise, Mayor Gary Kovacic drew my ticket number for the grand prize, a new Toshiba 32 inch flat screen TV. Lucky me! The room was filled with VIPs. Dinner guests at my table were Mayor Gary Kovacic and wife Barbara; City Manager Don Penman and wife Debbie; Assembly member Mike Eng; President of the ACA Josephine Louie; Congresswoman Ludy Chu; Sue Zhang, President of Tsinghua Educational Foundation, and Victor Wu, Museum Commissioner. Congratulations to the Arcadia Chinese Association for your continued support and involvement in our community.
Arcadia Mayor Gary and Barbara Kovacic try a new line dancing step.
Bratwurst, pretzels, beer and Ernie Jensen’s accordion welcomed the newest Arcadia Rotary members at the Fall Harvest Party sponsored by the Arcadia Partners in Rotary. Rotary President Brad Miller introduced Jon Richards, Jeff Johnson, Karen Lee, Aaron Rose and Gary Hackney to more than 60 Rotarians and partners. New members are called Red Badgers. Aaron Rose saw his first Rotary lapel pin in Beijing as a youth. He recognized it when Mike Ojeda walked into his office and invited
him to join. Rose said, “Rotarians are a great group with a lot of community connections and projects.” Gary Hackney added, “I like how inclusive and welcoming Rotary is.” “It’s wonderful to be part of a group where there’s so much energy,” said Jeff Johnson. Jean Parrille and Dirk Hudson won movie tickets in the “Find someone Who” game. The event took place at Monrovia Tennis Club, November 6, 2011, from 3-6. Hospitality provided by Arcadia Partners in Rotary.
Ernie Jensen, serenades Rotaries fall party committee. (L-r) Marlene Griffith, Julie Miller (president’s wife), Carol Stromsoe, at Monrovia Tennis Club. President of the ACA, Josephone Louie, presents check of $1,000 to Arcadia Museum Foundation. President Floretta Lauber at their annual fund-raiser.
Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Snow Festival, Saturday, Dec. 3rd
Congressmember Judy Chu was an honored guest at ACA exciting Autumn Nite Fever party.
Get ready for the holidays and come join us for breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 3rd at Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Dr., Arcadia. Breakfast with Santa is $8 per person and includes breakfast, photos with Santa and holiday entertainment. There will be two options for breakfast: 8:30-9:30 a.m. ($6096) or 10:30-11:30 a.m. (#6097). Space is limited. Registrations are now being accepted. Just so online to the City of Arcadia’s web site: ci.arcadia.ca.us to download the registration form or stop by the office, 375 Campus Dr. The Holiday Snow Festival is free to the pub-
lic and will also take place at Arcadia Community Center on the same day from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This event will feature holiday entertainment, crafts, trolley train rides, dual sled runs and two snow play areas. Carl’s Jr. will be available for purchase from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Santa will only be present at the Breakfast with Santa event. Free parking is available at the Centennial Way entrance to Santa Anita Race Track. There will be shuttle service to transport participants to and from the Community Center from 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m. In the event of rain, the Snow Festival will be held Saturday, December 10th.
New Rotary member at fall party (l-r) Aaron Rose, Jeff Johnson, Jon Richards, Karen Park Lee and Gary Kackney, President Brad Miller Standing.
Veteran’s Day celebration hosted by Arcadia Senior Citizen’s Services November 8, was one of the best. Staff member, Kathy Bernal, was in charge of the event. (Leaste l-r) Bob Lipson and Saul H. Jacobs, from USC Emeriti Center College Public Lectures Series did a great job of entertaining, shown here with Chaplin Morsan McSweekey USAR.
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The Social Whirl Los Angeles Children's Chorus Presents Annual Winter Concert Dec. 4 & 11 LACC Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson conducts the chorus’ renowned Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. Associate Artistic Director Mandy Brigham leads the Intermediate Choir; Larissa Donnelly leads the Apprentice Choir, and Dr. Steve Kronauer conducts the Young Men’s Ensemble. The choirs will perform separately and combined. Los Angeles Children’s
Chorus shares music from around the globe at its popular annual Winter Concert December 4 and 11, 7 p.m., at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. The chorus performs works by Sir David Willcocks, Gustav Host and Andrew Carter, as well as folk songs, sacred and secular compositions from Hungary, Germany and Camaroon; lullabies from Holland and Philippines; lively carols
from France, England and Catalonia, and the moving Hebrew prayer setting of L’dor vador. Tickets are $26, $38 and $44; children 17 and under are half price. For tickets and information, call (626) 793-4231 or visit www.lachildrenschorus.org. Pasadena Presbyterian Church is located at 585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena.
San Gabriel Fine Arts Association Exhibit Master Circle Artists & Paintings San Gabriel Fine Arts Association (SGFAA) is hosting its first annual Masters Circle juried exhibit and sale from December 6 through January 13, 2012, at its Glass Room Gallery. All artists in this exhibit have won Best of Show awards in past SGFAA spring or fall juried shows.
The art work will be of varied styles, subject matter and medium. Reception for the artists will be on Sunday, December 11, 1-5 p.m.. The Glass Room Gallery (adjacent to the Mission Playhouse) is located at 320 S. Mission Dr., San Gabriel. Regular gallery
hours are Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m., (626) 282-1448. Additional information on the Masters Circle exhibit and other ongoing events at the San Gabriel Fine Arts Association is on the SGFAA web site at sgfaa.clubexpress. com.
Help with Your Water Bill The Arcadia Historical Museum Foundation is asking all Arcadians to donate whatever they can on
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PCC Art Gallery Presents “The Shape of the Universe” Exhibit
Forty veterans from the VA hospital were treated to a prime rib dinner by Arcadia Elks. Each veteran was given a give of $5, a calculator and bag of cookies. San Gabriel Valley Boy Scout Troop #91 served the dinner. Former ER Al Bigelow and committee were the chefs. It was a great evening.
The Pasadena City College Art Gallery will host the exhibit, “The Shape of the Universe” beginning Nov. 30. The exhibit is a collection of deep space photography, curated by artist David Em. It features recent images captured by NASA’s Hubble, Spitzer, and Chandra space telescopes, as well as several ground-based telescopes. “The Shape of the Universe” presents the high-resolution prints for consideration as both objects of fine art and as documents of new discoveries in cosmology. This includes insights into the age
and size of the universe, and the surprising revelation that the expansion of the universe is speeding up rather than slowing down. Colliding galaxies, stars and planets, and close-up views of our own Milky Way are all pictured. Perhaps most intriguing of all is the photographs’ contribution to the discovery of Dark Energy, an invisible force that makes up twothirds of the universe. Em began making digital art in the 1970s, before the emergence of personal computers. He worked as an independent artist in several research laboratories until 1994,
when he set up his own electronic studio in Los Angeles. Em’s art has been displayed internationally and featured in many publications. He is the first digital artist to have his working papers acquired by the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art. “The Shape of the Universe” will run from Nov. 30 to Feb. 9. There will be a reception Nov. 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the PCC Art Gallery. For more information, go to www.pasadena.edu/ artgallery or call (626) 5857238.
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Better not cry, better not pout – Santa’s first stop this year is Monrovia’s Old Town! At 9 a.m. sharp the day after Thanksgiving Santa and his Elves will appear first in the 400 block of S. Myrtle and then wander throughout Old Town during the day and into the evening. Though Santa isn’t entirely happy with the name “Black Friday”, the shops and restaurants in Old Town Monrovia know what it means to them as begin their holiday sales and celebrations on that day, November 25th. Music begins in the historic district at 10 a.m. while visitors finish up their pre-shopping breakfasts and gather steam for the fun ahead. A bright red Monrovia fire engine will be parked in front of the Krikorian Theater on Friday and Saturday to collect toys and sports equipment for ABC7’s Spark of Love Toy Drive. Saturday the Kid’s Craft Stations will set up on Myrtle in three locations -- two in the 400 block and one in the 500 block of E. Myrtle . Adding to the fun will be Old Town’s famous “Secret Santa” who, disguised as an ordinary shopper, wanders through Old Town throughout the season giving gifts donated by the local merchants to unsuspecting visitors. Here’s a sampling of Old Town activities designed to brighten each holi-day:
Santa Arrives on Black Friday, Nov. 25th at 9 a.m. Spark of Love Toy Drive, Nov. 25th & 26th – In front of Krikorian Theater Music Begins at 10 a.m. Friday – Carolers begin Sat. Nov. 26 Holiday Parade “Santa, Snowmen & Song” on Thursday, Dec. 1st at 7 p.m. With Tree Lighting at Library Park at 6 p.m. Santa Breakfasts & Brunches Dec. 3rd through Dec. 24th – Watch for window signs at your favorite restaurant and visit www. OldTownMonroviaCA. com for schedule Free Gift Wrap Stations and Kid’s Craft Stations – Saturdays in December Photos with Santa Saturday, Dec. 10th & 17th – Free with coupon from Sponsoring Merchant New Year’s Eve on Myrtle! Wine & Beer Garden ($5 drink tickets – 21 & over, please) Live Band – Midnight Ball Drop & Toast For more special sur-
prises visit Candy Connection at 521 S. Myrtle and check out their handmade chocolate cornucopias and turkeys; or, stop in at Six 2 Six at 114 S. Myrtle on Black Friday for their balloon-pop game and win prizes and discounts; or, check out one of Old Town’s newest shops, Charlie’s House in the 400 block – and if your feet hurt from all that walking around, drop in and see the folks at Lavish Shoes in the 500 block, or Crown Shoes in the 400 block. Remember, when you shop local you support your community because $68 out of every $100 spent locally returns to the community! See you in Old Town Monrovia! www.OldTownMonroviaCA.com or visit us on Facebook
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Local Organizations to Take Part in Dickens Village Creative Arts Group to Host Family Fun Art Project The Family Outreach Program at the Creative Arts Group will host a FREE family art project called "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner for the Holidays?" This is a celebration of diversity. Each family will construct a 3D scene of their holiday dining room. Each member of the family will draw themselves to show how they celebrate the holidays. The goal is to celebrate ALL families, different ethnicities, different traditions, and the joy of coming together for holiday gatherings with loved ones. We want each family to have a wonderful time depicting their own holiday traditions. Please share your traditions with us whether you celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, the New Year, the Winter Solstice or any other traditions important to your family. This family project will take place at the Creative Arts Group from 4 to 7pm on Saturday, Nov. 26th.
Civic Club Shoppe Sells Unique Knitted Treasures During the Holidays If you are looking for wonderful inexpensive gifts for the holidays, look no farther than The Civic Club Shoppe! Beautiful knitted items such as scarves, hats, fingerless gloves, and many other unique hand-made creations will be available for sale at the following locations during the holidays: November 26 at Dickens Village, 3–8 p.m. The week of November 26 at Sierra Madre Curves, 47 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. December 2-4: A Boutique at Foothill HomeCare Partners, 78 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. Friday, 5–8 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. All items are donated by members, and the money earned goes into the Civic Club Ways and Means budget which funds worthwhile projects for local organizations and scholarships for high school seniors. The Shoppe is a great place to find original designs that you won’t find any-
where else, so don’t miss these opportunities to buy unique items at great prices, perfect for holiday gifts or a special treat for yourself. Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters’ Association Toys for Tots The Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters’ Association will be hosting a “Toys for Tots” drive at the station, 242 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. from 3 to 8pm. There will be a fire to warm your hands, and hot cider to warm your insides. Everyone is invited to bring an unwrapped, sealed toy to the station. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation enjoys one of the very best program to support ratios within the nonprofit world; 98:2. This means that over 98% of your donation goes to our mission of providing toys, books and other gifts to less fortunate children. The 2% spent on support principally covers fundraising expenses - not one donated dollar goes to pay for salaries or any other manpower costs.
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The Nutcracker Dec 1-4, 2011 Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky The 2011-2012 season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center continues with The Joffrey Ballet’s return to the Music Center with its acclaimed production of “The Nutcracker” December 1-4 for six performances only at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center. “The Nutcracker”, with a score by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, is based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” (1816), and is a Robert Joffrey Production conceived and directed by Robert Joffrey. Choreography for “Waltz of the Snowflakes” and “Waltz of the Flowers” is by Gerald Arpino. The Joffrey production was originally staged by George Verdak and Scott Barnard, inspired by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo 1940 production that was revived by Alexandra Federova from the original Petipa/ Ivanov production for the Maryiinsky Ballet.
Robert Joffrey’s rendition of the classic story, with its dazzling costumes and imaginative sets by Oliver Smith, has already delighted generations of families and dance lovers. The Joffrey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” became an annual holiday tradition at the Music Center during its residency here; this is the first time since the 1994 season that is has been seen in Los Angeles. “The Nutcracker” will also feature a live performance by LA Opera’s Orchestra. In addition to the 46 Joffrey dancers, “The Nutcracker” will also feature over 60 local children serving as supernumeraries. The production will also include the Los Angeles based National Children’s Chorus.The elaborate nature of the production is best described by the following details: The most complicated of the costumes to construct was Mother Ginger’s. Be-
cause of her large frame, it was impossible to do a mockup. Her dress required over 100 yards of fabric. Classically trained to the highest standards, The Joffrey Ballet expresses a unique, inclusive perspective on dance, proudly reflecting the diversity of America with its company, audiences, and repertoire which includes major story ballets, reconstructions of masterpieces and contemporary works. Founded by visionary teacher Robert Joffrey in 1956, guided by celebrated choreographer Gerald Arpino from 1988 until 2007, The Joffrey Ballet continues to thrive under Artistic Director Ashley C. Wheater and Executive Director Christopher Clinton Conway. The Joffrey Ballet has become one of the most revered and recognizable arts organizations in America and one of the top dance companies in the world. To learn more about The Joffrey Ballet please visit joffrey.org.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees will conduct a public hearing to receive public input and testimony regarding revisions to the District’s trustee area map. Education Code 5019.6 requires each district that elects its governing board “by trustee area” to adjust the trustee area plan following the release of the Census. The public hearing is scheduled as follows: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 4:15 p.m. Citrus College Louis E. Zellers Center for Innovation, Room 159 1000 West Foothill Blvd. Glendora, CA 91741
CITRUS COmmUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES Dr. Patricia Rasmussen President Glendora/Azusa/San Dimas Representative
mrs. Joanne montgomery Vice President Monrovia/Bradbury/Duarte Representative
Dr. Edward C. Ortell Clerk/Secretary Duarte/Arcadia/Azusa/Monrovia Representative
mrs. Susan m. Keith Member Claremont/Azusa/La Verne/Pomona Representative
Dr. Gary L. Woods Member Azusa/Covina/Glendora/Irwindale Representative
To view the proposed redistricting maps, visit citruscollege.edu and click “Public Redistricting Hearing” from the home page. For more information call 626-914-8821.
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For the first time ever, Circus Vargas, America’s Favorite Big Top Circus, will be coming to Santa Anita Park, with its debut performance scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Circus Vargas has announced that it will allow those are currently unemployed to bring their families (up to four members) and enjoy the opening night performance, free of charge. “This is obviously a very generous offer on the part of Circus Vargas,” said Pete Siberell, Santa Anita’s Director of Community Services and Special Projects. “We’re exited about having them here and this should be a great way for them to kick off the holiday season.” Circus Vargas, which is an animal-free circus that caters to families, will set up a 147-foot Big Top in Santa Anita’s Southwest parking lot and will perform 12 days, through Monday, Dec. 5. Performances will be on the following dates and times: Thursday, Nov. 24 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 25 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29 No Performances Wednesday, Nov. 30 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5
6:30 p.m. The length of each performance is approximately 90 minutes. Circus-goers should enter Santa Anita either at Gate 3, off of Holy Ave., or Gate 8, off of Baldwin Ave. For more information on Circus Vargas at Santa Anita, go to www.circusvargas.org, or call them at (877) GOTFUN-1.
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Community Room. Booths and displays will feature information regarding County and local utility rebates and incentives, including efficient landscaping, solar and other energy efficient options. Valuable prizes will be given away to those that attend the
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Businesses, Residents Will Help Develop Zero Waste Strategic Plan For Pasadena Imagine a Pasadena that less than 30 years from now produces no garbage and recycles and reuses everything that today gets throws away. The Pasadena Public Works Department wants to work with the community to develop the Zero Waste Strategic Plan to get us there by 2040. Two community meetings are scheduled Thursday, Dec. 1, in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at
Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. The morning meeting from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. will focus on the perspective of the business community; the evening meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. will consider residents’ perspectives. All Pasadenans are welcome to both meetings. The ambitious goal includes more recycling and, even more important, an emphasis on waste reduction. The city of Pasadena
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Marie Osmond Grand Marshal of the Historic 80th Anniversary Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys For Tots Sunday Nov 27, 2011 in Hollywood at 6:00 P.M. Television/Film Star and Grammy Award Nominated Recording Artist, MARIE OSMOND (“Paper Roses,” “Donnie & Marie Show,” “Dancing With The Stars,” Children’s Miracle Network) will reign as the Grand Marshal of the historic 80th Anniversary Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys for Tots, to be presented by The City of Los Angeles and Associated Television International, and produced by Hollywood’s Santa Parade LLC live in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. Erik Estrada (“World’s Funniest Moments,” “CHiPS”) and Laura McKenzie (“World’s Funniest Moments,” “Laura McKenzie’s Traveler”) will serve as Broadcast Hosts of the parade and Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!”) will serve as Host of the music portion of the nationally televised special of the parade airing on the Hallmark Channel on Monday, December 12, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time/ Pacific Standard Time) and 5:00 p.m. (Central Time). The parade is then scheduled to air on additional days and times throughout the holiday season on the Hallmark Channel, the Hallmark Movie Channel and in syndication across the country. For exact air dates and times, please check local television listings and visit the website, www.hollywoodchristmasparade2011.com. Marie Osmond said: “I know the song is ‘Hooray for Hollywood,’ but, personally, I’m cheering about being invited to be the Grand Marshal of this year’s Hollywood Christmas Parade. I always get in the holiday spirit as soon as the Halloween décor is put away, so I will be in full Christmas celebrationmode by November 27th. See you on the Boulevard.” Bill Lomas, producer of the live parade and president of Hollywood’s Santa Parade LLC, said: “This year will mark a historic moment for The Hollywood Christmas Parade. We plan to pull out all the stops this year and celebrate big time. We anticipate attendance at this year’s parade to set the all time record. It will be one of the most momentous occa-
sions in the parade’s 80 year history.” David McKenzie, Emmy Award-winning producer and director, president of Associated Television International and executive producer of the televised national broadcast of The 80th Anniversary Hollywood Christmas Parade said, “We’re delighted to have the multi-talented award winning singer and performer, Marie Osmond, serve as our Grand Marshal. We’re also proud to welcome back the Marine Toys for Tots as part of this year’s celebration. The exceptional work they do in bringing the joy of Christmas to less fortunate children is a cause that has been embraced by communities throughout the nation.” Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Crown Media Family Networks (Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel) said: “Hallmark Channel’s COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is all about celebrating timeless traditions. One of the greatest holiday traditions is giving to others. That’s why Hallmark Channel is proud to be the official cable television partner for Marine Toys for Tots, an organization dedicated to bringing children Christmas joy for more than 60 years. We are grateful to have our networks, Toys for Tots and the Parade come together to help kids, and we are proud to have ‘The 80th Anniversary Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys for Tots’ on our air.” Lieutenant General Pete Osman, USMC (Ret), President and CEO of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation said: “Toys for Tots truly appreciates being selected as the charity partner of The 80th Anniversary Hollywood Christmas Parade. We believe our presence in the parade will offer a reminder to families across the nation to think of those less fortunate this holiday season. By donating a new unwrapped toy or by making a cash contribution to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, we will be able to bring smiles to children on Christmas morning who otherwise might be forgotten.” Grandstand tickets for The 80th Anniversary Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys for Tots
are now on sale!!! Parade attendees can view the event in style and comfort. Reserved Grandstand Seating for The 80th Anniversary Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys for Tots are now available for purchase within Associated Television International’s “live set” area located on Hollywood Boulevard between Orange Street and Highland Avenue. This year there are two great packages being offered. The first is “Santa’s Package” which includes a ticket to Madame Tussauds Hollywood and the Grandstand Seat for $45 (a value of $60). Or, the second option is to purchase a Grandstand Seat alone for $35 per ticket. All seats are reserved at the time the order is placed. There are no refunds or exchanges. Group Discounts are available for groups of 25 or more. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. To order tickets, please call toll free at 1-866-PARADE1 (866727-2331). Grandstand tickets can be purchased via the telephone until Saturday afternoon, November 26, 2011. On the day of the parade Grandstand tickets will be available at a ticket booth on Hollywood Boulevard located in the Grandstand area near the intersection of Highland Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. Free Curbside Seating will be available along the entire parade route, starting East of the Grandstand Seating area on Hollywood Boulevard. One of the easiest ways to get to the parade is to take Metro. There are
two stations located on the parade route, one at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, and another at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. For further information or to plan the best route, use the Metro Trip Planner at www.metro.net. There are numerous Parking Lots in close proximity to the parade route, including Grant Parking lots located throughout Hollywood, as well as at the Hollywood & Highland Shopping Complex accessible from Highland Avenue, near Hollywood Boulevard. Most lots are paid parking. Please contact individual parking lots for pricing. For updates and further information about The 80th Anniversary Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys for Tots, please visit the parade’s official website, www.hollywoodchristmasparade2011.com or call 1-866-PARADE1 (1-866727-2331).
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For the period of Sunday, November 6, through Saturday, November 12, the Police Department responded to 954 calls for service of which 121 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. Sunday, November 6: Shortly after 4:00 p.m., an officer responded to the Santa Anita Race Track, 285 West Huntington Drive, regarding a female adult being detained for Battery and Drunk in Public. The officer made contact with the security officers who explained the suspect was unable to care for herself and also spit at an officer’s face. Through investigation, the officer determined the 27-year-old was intoxicated, and transported her to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. At about 1:17 a.m., officers observed a green Honda Accord speeding on Santa Anita Avenue and conducted an enforcement stop south of Live Oak Avenue. Upon contact, the officer noticed an odor of alcohol emitting from his person. Through investigation, the officer determined the 38-year-old Hispanic male was driving under the influence, and placed him under arrest for DUI. Monday, November 7: Around 7:00 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of Naomi Avenue and Golden West Avenue in reference to a physical altercation. An investigation revealed a road rage incident resulted in a mutual battery. A 63-yearold Asian male driver became upset after a vehicle
cut him off, so he passed the vehicle to make a stop in front of it. He approached the driver, and while the 17year old Asian male rolled down his window, the man pushed him in his chest and face. The juvenile attempted to exit but the man slammed the door on his leg. Thereafter, the juvenile forced the door open and repeatedly punched the driver. Both parties were not desirous of prosecution. At roughly 7:10 p.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of South Old Ranch Road in reference to a residential burglary. The victim explained she left her house unlocked with her purse sitting either next to the front door or on the dining room table. When the victim returned, she observed the front door open and noticed her purse was missing. The suspect(s) fled undetected. Tuesday, November 8: At approximately 1:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to JC Penny, at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding two suspects running away from security. The suspects concealed merchandise in a large shopping bag and left without making payment. When loss prevention officers confronted the suspects, they ran and dropped the stolen merchandise. Officers detained one suspect in the 500 block of South Baldwin Avenue but were unable to locate the second suspect. The 20-year old Asian male was arrested for Commercial Burglary and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. At about 5:00 p.m., officers responded to the Arcadia
Police Department front counter regarding a lost property report. The victim advised she lost her debit card and three checkbooks when she went to Western Union, 745 Naomi Avenue, on November 2nd. After reviewing her checking account, the victim noticed one check had been forged and fraudulently cashed on the same day of her visit. Further investigation is being conducted by the Detective Bureau. Wednesday, November 9: Around 5:00 p.m., an officer responded to the Dootson Business Park, 11629 Clark
Street, in reference to found property. A transportation maintenance worker found a container with three bags of a green leafy substance while cleaning under an unsecured shipping dock. Through investigation, the officer determined the substance was marijuana. The container and its contents were transported to the Arcadia Police Department to be destroyed. On November 8th at about 4:00 p.m., a juvenile
female was walking home from Dana Middle School, northbound on the east sidewalk of Third Avenue at Leda Lane. The juvenile noticed an older red GMC full-size van traveling southbound on Third Avenue and observed it slow down next to her. The juvenile noticed the driver looking at her with a big smile and quickly walked into the nearest residential driveway. The juvenile called her mother and observed the vehicle proceed southbound on Third Avenue out of sight. The
driver is described as a thin Hispanic male, late 50s, with a grey or white mustache. Thursday, November 10: Shortly after 10:00 a.m., an officer was traveling southbound on Second Avenue in the area of Live Oak Avenue, and observed a suspicious adult male subject carrying a backpack and a cellular phone. The officer made consensual contact and conducted a search of his person and backpack. The officer located a jar containing ten individually wrapped baggies of marijuana, a digital pocket scale, and cash. The officer noticed the subject’s phone kept ringing and he refused to let his phone be checked. The 23-year-old Hispanic
was arrested for Possession of Marijuana for Sales and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. At about 2:38 p.m., an officer observed a vehicle lane-swerving, nearly hitting the side curb on South Fifth Street at East Camino Real Avenue. The officer conducted a traffic stop and noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. A vehicle search revealed two open bottles and one empty can of alcohol. Through investigation, the officer determined the 22-year-old Hispanic male was driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level greater than 0.08, and arrested him for DUI. Friday, November 11: At approximately 10:32 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a theft report. Loss prevention personnel observed a 45-year-old White female conceal merchandise in her purse, and remove the tag from a sweater and put it on. A short time later, the suspect left the store wearing the sweater and did not make payment. While searching the suspect’s purse, the officer discovered illegal drugs and paraphernalia. She was charged with Petty Theft, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. At about 4:40 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding an identity theft report. The victim received two emails from someone pretending to be his friend, which asked for money to return
home from Scotland. The victim wired money twice to the location requested and became suspicious when he received a third email. When the victim spoke with his friend, she knew nothing about the matter. The victim is desirous of prosecution for Theft by False Pretenses. Saturday, November 12: Around 4:37 p.m., an officer responded to the 000 block of Fano Street regarding a residential burglary report. Sometime between November 6th and November 12th, unknown suspect(s) gained entry into the residence through the garage and ransacked the bedrooms. Several items were reported stolen. Shortly after 11:45 a.m. officers responded to Yvonne’s Hair Studio, 40 N. First Avenue, regarding a restraining order violation. The salon received a threatening phone call from an employee’s ex-husband. Through investigation, officers learned the suspect has made repeated threats toward the victim and other salon employees. Further investigation is being conducted by the Detective Bureau.
During the last sevenday period, the Police Department handled 509 service events resulting in 97 investigations. Following are the highlighted issues and events for that period. To see a complete listing of crimes reported, go to http:// www.crimemapping.com/ map/ca/monrovia for crime mapping. Vehicle Burglary On November 14 at 7:45 p.m., police responded to the report of a window-
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POLICE BLOTTERS smash vehicle burglary that occurred in a business parking lot in the 700 block of East Huntington. The crime occurred between 6:20 and 7:35 p.m. There was no loss. Investigation continuing. Vehicle Burglary On November 14 at 10:01 p.m., dispatch received a call reporting a windowsmash vehicle burglary that occurred in a business parking lot in the 500 block of West Huntington. The crime occurred between 6 and 10 p.m. There was no loss. Investigation continuing. Vehicle Burglary / Grand Theft Auto Recovery On November 15 at 1:13 a.m., a 1993 Honda Accord was reported stolen from the front of a residence in the 1400 block of South Magnolia. The crime occurred between 9:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. The vehicle was found and recovered a short distance away. The GPS system and a toolbox had been stolen from the vehicle. Investigation continuing. Possession of Narcot-
ics / Possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia - Suspect Arrested On November 16 at 7:05 p.m., police received a call reporting a suspicious vehicle parked at Greystone and Ivy. Officers arrived and found the male occupant was preparing to ingest heroin. He was arrested for possession of narcotics and narcotics paraphernalia and taken into custody. Serial Vandalism On November 16 at 8:09 p.m., police received a call reporting a vandalism incident that had just occurred in the 300 block of East Colorado. Two male suspects were seen “tagging” a wall and fleeing on foot. Officers arrived and began a search of the area. A witness told an officer the suspects ran through an apartment complex. Officers entered the complex and were seen by the suspects, who immediately attempted to run away. They were detained quickly and positively identified by the witness. Through investigation, it was learned
that these two suspects are responsible for an extensive series of recent vandalism. The suspects each confessed to other crimes and led officers to additional unreported vandalisms. Also discovered during the investigation were the identities of two previously unknown suspects. These two have also been responsible for many recent vandalism incidents. The suspects, a male juvenile and male adult, were booked for vandalism. The juvenile was cited and released to his mother. The adult was booked for felony vandalism and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Other charges are pending on all four suspects. Detective Bureau Case Follow-Up Monrovia Special Enforcement Team officers assisted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department serving several warrants. Three warrants were served in Monrovia. The warrants resulted in three arrests and the recovery of four guns.
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Notice is herreby given thaat the public aagency nameed below has completed ann Initial Studyy of the following described prroject at the foollowing locattion: Public Agency:
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Project Nam me:
Huntinggton Drive Caapacity Improvvements
Project Locaation – Identiffy street address and cross streets or atttach a map showing prooject site (preferably a USGS 15’ or o 7 1/2’ topographical map identified byy quadrangle name):
West Huntington Drive; from Santta Anita Avennue to Coloraddo Place, andd the followinng intersectionns (see aeriall below): 1. Huntington D Drive and Collorado Place Huntington D Drive and Sannta Clara Streeet 2. 3. Huntington D Drive and Sannta Anita Aveenue
The City of Monrovia is proposing to construct a concrete structure to cover a portion of the Santa Anita Wash flood control facility located at the southeast corner of Fifth Avenue and Huntington Drive. The existing Santa Anita Wash rectangular (30 feet wide x 14 feet deep) open channel, which is within Los Angeles County Flood Control District (LACFCD) and United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE), traverses an existing commercial land use area consisting of restaurants, Double Tree Hotel, and a storage facility.
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This Initial Study S was com mpleted in acccordance withh the Lead Aggency’s Guideelines implem menting the Caalifornia Environmental Quality Acct. This Initiall Study was uundertaken for the purposee of deciding whether w the project p may have a significant effffect on the ennvironment. O On the basis of such Initiall Study, the Lead Agency’ss Staff o the environnment, and haas therefore prepared p has concluded that the prroject will not have a signifficant effect on a Draft Negaative Declarattion/Mitigatedd Negative Deeclaration. Thhe Initial Study reflects the independentt judgment of the Lead Ageency. The Project site IS on a list coompiled pursuuant to Governnment Code ssection 659622.5. The Project site IS NOT on a list l compiled pursuant to G Government C Code section 65962.5. The proposed prooject IS consiidered a projeect of statewidde, regional oor areawide significance. The proposed prooject IS NOT considered a project of staatewide, regioonal or areaw wide significannce. The proposed prooject WILL afffect highwayss or other facilities under thhe jurisdictionn of the State Deppartment of Trransportation.
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The proposed prooject WILL NO OT240 affect high hways or othe er facilities unnder the jurisddiction of the State W. HU UNTINGTON DRIVE Deppartment of Trransportation. DIA, CA 91007 ARCAD A sccoping meetinng WILL be heeld by the leaad agency. A sccoping meetinng WILL NOT T be held by thhe lead agenccy. NOI to Adopt Neg. N Dec., Mit. Neg. Dec.\2011 1 FO ORM “D” If the projectt meets the crriteria requirinng the scoping meeting, orr if the agencyy voluntarily elects e to hold such a meeting, thee date, time and location off the scoping meeting are as follows: Date: N/A
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Copies of the Initial Studyy and Draft Negative Declaaration/Mitigaated Negative Declaration are a on file andd are available forr public review w at the Lead Agency’s offfice, located at: a Lead Agenccy address: 240 W. Huntinngton Drive, Arcadia, A CA 91007 Comments will w be receiveed until the foollowing date: December 29, 2 2011 Any person wishing to coomment on thiis matter musst submit suchh comments, in writing, to the Lead Ageency prior to this date. d Commeents of all Responsible Agencies are also requested. The Lead Aggency will connsider the prooject and the Draft Negativve Declarationn/Mitigated Neegative Declaaration at its meetinng on: Date: Januaary 3, 2012
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If the Lead Agency A finds that t the projeect will not havve a significant effect on thhe environmeent, it may adoopt the Negative Deeclaration/Mitiigated Negative Declaratioon. This means that the Leead Agency may m proceed to t consider thee project withoout the preparration of an E Environmental Impact Repoort. Date Receivved for Filing:
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City of Monrovia Notices Notice is hereby given that the City of Monrovia, California, will receive sealed bids at the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 415 South Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016, until Monday, December 12, 2011 at 10:00 AM for: TITLE: PHASE 1- SANTA ANITA WASH COVER PROJECT NO. C-3050 All bids shall be made in writing on the bid forms furnished by the City specifically for this project. Completed bid forms, together with all required attachments shall be delivered Monrovia, c/o NOI to AdopttoNeg. N the Dec.,City Mit. Neg.ofDec.\2011 City Clerk, 415 South Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016. The sealed envelope enclosing the proposal must be plainly marked on the outside as follows: Clerk
City of Monrovia, c/o City Bidder’s Name Bidder’s Address Bidder’s Trade
BID FOR: Phase 1 – Santa Anita Wash Cover, Project No. C-3050
Open Only at: 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 12, 2011 City Council Chambers, City Hall 415 S. Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016 Each bid shall be accompanied by either a cash deposit, a certified or cashier’s check, or a satisfactory bidder’s bond, made payable to the City of Monrovia, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the base bid submitted by the bidder. All sealed bids received by the stipulated time will be promptly opened in public, examined, and read aloud at the time, date, and location stated 2 above. Bid forms or attachments FO ORM “D” thereto received after the stipulated time stated above for any reason will be rejected and returned to bidders unopened. CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE REQUIREMENT: Bidders shall at the time of the bid opening shall possess a valid State of California Contractor’s License, Class ‘A’ (General Engineering Contractor), and must maintain this valid license throughout the duration of the contract and project’s final completion. GENERAL
TIME OF COMPLETION: All work indicated in the contract plans, and specifications, shall be completed within one hundred fifteen (115) working days, including project close-out, for the Base Bid, after the date set forth as stated in the Notice to Proceed. Liquidated damages in the amount of $300.00 per calendar day will be charged to the contractor for noncompletion of the work within the contract period of one hundred fifteen (115) working days. Payment to the contractor shall be on the basis of actual quantities of work completed in accordance with the plans and specifications and at
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The general scope of work includes removal of existing pavement, construction of concrete curb, fence, Cast in Place Drilled hole piles CIDH (Caissons) 36” dia., length 45 ft, shop fabricated delivered ready to install re-bars cage with vertical rebars and steel spiral/ties as shown in structural drawings, sono-tube sleeve around each caisson 36” dia. 13 feet deep as shown in the (plastic lined), pre-cast pre-stressed concrete planks, double tees (24” deep), grade beams, 5” thick pour in place topping concrete slab on double tees; features including furnishing all labor, materials, tools and equipment, and all incidental and appurtenant work necessary for the completion of construction of this project per the contract plans and specifications. The total length of the structural wash cover is fifty (50) linear feet.
the direction by the Engineer. GENERAL PREVAILING WAGE REQUIREMENT: The successful bidder will be required to pay the prevailing wage scale pursuant to the provisions of Section 1770 to 1777, inclusive, of the Labor Code of the State of California and or the Federal Davis-Bacon Act which ever are higher rates. Prevailing wages are those in effect at the time the work is actually being performed. The federal minimum wage rates are available directly from Department of Labor Home Page under http://www.access.gpo.gov/davisbacon/CA.html. The City of Monrovia reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive any informality or irregularity in any bid received and to be the sole judge of the merits of the respective bids received that it may deem to be in the best interest of the City. The award, if made will be to the lowest responsible bidder as so determined by the City. Plans and Specifications may be picked up at the Public Works Department, 600 S. Mountain Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016, by paying a non-refundable fee of $40.00 per set. Plans and Specifications will be mailed by U.S. Mail for an additional charge of $20.00 per set or sent by an express delivery service using the bidder’s account number or the bidder must pay the City in advance for the express service delivery. PRE-BID CONFERENCE: A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting shall be held on Thursday, December 1, 2011, 2:00 PM at the Project site. The site location is at the parking area of the Double Tree Hotel, located at 924 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016. Attendance is not mandatory, but recommended. Questions regarding this project: Please call Public Works Department at (626) 932-5575 ENGINEER’S ESTIMATED COST: $150,000.00 /s/ Alice D. Atkins, CMC, City Clerk Publish November 24, November 28, and December 5, 2011.
Public Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-461113-LL Order #: 110372730-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/25/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): EDNA V WENNING, A MARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 6/29/2007 as Instrument No. 20071564553 in book xxx , page xxx of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 12/1/2011 at 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $344,681.48 The purported property address is: 1330 MAYFLOWER AVE #B MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8508-004-134 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 ________________ ___________________________________ Quality Loan Service,
Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0013981 11/10/2011 11/17/2011 11/24/2011 Monrovia Weekly Trustee Sale No. 20585CA Title Order No. 110376192-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/26/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12/1/2011 at 09:00 AM, MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE f/k/a MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 01/03/2007, Book , Page , Instrument 20070009941 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: CHANG JIANG WANG, AN UMARRIED MAN as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR MORTGAGEIT, INC, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without convenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possesssion, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the notes (s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA Legal Description: AS
MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $582,885.93 The street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 5719 LOMA AVENUE , TEMPLE CITY, CA 91780 APN Number: 5387-022-005 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. DATE: 11/10/2011 MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE f/k/a MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE, As Trustee 3 SAN JOAQUIN PLAZA, STE 215, NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 Sales Line: (714) 573-1965 (702) 586-4500 PRIORITYPOSTING. COM JESSE J. FERNANDEZ, PUBLICATION LEAD MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE IS ASSISTING THE BENEFICIARY TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P896167 11/10, 11/17, 11/24/2011 Temple City Tribune Trustee Sale No. 11-08-687 Loan No. 52208 Title Order No. 0725140023 APN 5788-020-052 TRA No. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04/24/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12/01/2011 at 1 :00PM, Lender’s Foreclosure Services as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 04/30/2007 as instrument number 20071033202 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: Contempo, LLC, a California Limited Liability Company, as Trustor, Omni Bank, N.A, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: ON THE FRONT STEPS TO THE RIO HONDO COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 11234 VALLEY BOULEVARD, EL MONTE, CA 91731, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: As more fully described in said deed of trust. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 59 Las Tunas Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $1,297,335.05 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation Lender’s Foreclosure Services, as Trustee, 2158 Durfee Avenue, El Monte, CA 91733. (626) 579-5350 NTS687 11/10, 11/17, 11/24/2011 Arcadia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS # CA-11-451578-LL Order #: 868881 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/21/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): CLAUDIO DENOVA AND RUBIDALIA DENOVA HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 5/31/2007 as Instrument No. 20071313094 in book XXX , page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 12/8/2011 at 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $438,991.51 The purported property address is: 519 ALMOND AVENUE MONROVIA, CA 91016 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8515-002-017 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-573-1965 or Login to: www.priorityposting.com Reinstatement Line: 619-645-7711 Ext. 3704 _____________________________________________ ______ Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. IDSPub #0015918 11/17/2011 11/24/2011 12/1/2011 Monrovia Weekly NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 253502CA Loan No. 1024238881 Title Order No. 937697 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09-19-2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12-08-2011 at 11:00 A.M., CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 09-27-2006, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 06-2147627, of official records in
the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: AILING HUANG, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: BY THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED AT 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766. Legal Description: LOTS 1 AND 2 OF BLOCK 93 OF EAST SAN GABRIEL, IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 21 PAGES 79 TO 84 OF MISCELLANEOUS MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPT THE WESTERLY 100 FEET THEREOF. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $620,291.60 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 8259 E LIVE OAK ST SAN GABRIEL, CA 91776 APN Number: 5374-028-035 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 11-17-2011 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee MARIA MAYORGA, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com (714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting.com ASAP# 4128789 11/17/2011, 11/24/2011, 12/01/2011 Temple City Tribune NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. CA0500049911-1 APN 8505-015-025 Title Order No. 110126151-CA-LPI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED January 4, 2010. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On December 12, 2011, at 11:00 AM, by the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766, MTC FINANCIAL INC. dba TRUSTEE CORPS, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on January 7, 2010, as Instrument No. 20100022952, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by EDDIE L. EVANS, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 627 & 629 WEST LEMON AVENUE, MONROVIA, CA 91016 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee`s Sale is estimated to be $518,057.52 (Estimated), provided, however, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary`s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier`s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee`s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder`s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. DATE: November 16, 2011 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA05000499-11-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Camale Smith, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www. lpsasap.com AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 714-730-2727 TRUSTEE CORPS IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ASAP# FNMA4135639 11/17/2011, 11/24/2011, 12/01/2011 Monrovia Weekly
Fictitious Business Name Filings y of Arcadia Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2011113787 FIRST FILING. The following person(s) is (are) doing business as CA LEGAL SOLUTIONS, 633 West Fifth Street 26th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 92308. This business is conducted by an individual. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein on August 12, 2011. Signed: Aurora Talavera, Esq.. The statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles on October 11, 2011. NOTICE: This fictitious business name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state or common law (See Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professional Code). Pub. Monrovia Weekly November 10, 2011, November 17, 2011, November 24, 2011, December 1, 2011
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Children's Hospital Los Angeles Arcadia Outpatient Center Treats 3,144 Patients during First Year of Operation
Children's Hospital Los Angeles Arcadia Outpatient Center staff marks its one year anniversary in November. Staff members from left include: Andrew Strafford, Zayra Ruiz, Lillian Pleitez, Jennifer Chu, Minfu Liu, Araceli Marrufo, Jienni Manalo and center administrator Kelly Iwanabe. -Courtesy Photo
November marks the one year anniversary of the opening of Children's Hospital Los Angeles - Arcadia outpatient center where clinicians have treated 3,144 patients from throughout the San Gabriel Valley and
surrounding communities. The Arcadia outpatient center is the first multispecialty clinic partnership between the hospital and Children's Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group. The center has expanded to
offer services in seven different specialties including endocrinology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, orthopaedics, pediatric surgery, pulmonary, ancillary services in laboratory and radiology.
“The center’s success highlights the teamwork and collaboration among the hospital leadership, physicians and staff,” said Richard D. Cordova, FACHE, President and CEO, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “With the opening of the outpatient center in Arcadia, we have realized our vision of bringing the best pediatric sub-specialty care into the community, improving access and promoting patient convenience. This endeavor could not have been made possible without the commitment of our physicians, administrators and our wonderful team at Arcadia. We are proud of this accomplishment and look forward to further expansion and growth in 2012.” The center provides continuity of care across disciplines by enhancing communication and harnessing a positive working relationship between the patient, family, physician staff and necessary care that extends back to the hospital’s main campus. Serving as a “one
stop shop,” the Arcadia location offers walk-in laboratory services, radiology and clinic visits while utilizing the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles information system platforms. The outpatient center provides a personalized patient experience with the dedicated multilingual staff catering to the needs of each patient from the diverse community. The seamless patient care demonstrates the teamwork between the Arcadia and main clinic staff. “This is a wonderful facility with easy access for children in the San Gabriel Valley,” said neuro-ophthalmologist Mark Borchert, MD, Medical Director of the outpatient center. “Although our practice is very busy, it doesn’t feel pressured thanks to the spacious environment and efficient staff. It is easy to make customer service a priority in such a welcoming space. The feedback I've received from our patients and referring pediatricians has been overwhelmingly positive.” Since the center’s
opening one year ago, the San Gabriel Valley has welcomed Children’s Hospital Los Angeles into the community. A group of high school students, known as “Love of Literature” donated a library for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles patients to enjoy at Arcadia. The Arcadia Lion’s Club hosted a walka-thon fundraiser for Arcadia in October. The community continues to reach out to our patients through various community service efforts. In addition, the Arcadia outpatient center has been involved with various events that strengthened our tie with the community. The new Center has also helped promote on-going community outreach efforts on behalf of the hospital to include a successful blood drive with over 50 donors and car seat inspections for the San Gabriel Valley community, offered by the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Trauma Program.
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Have a business & be your own boss w/ income of your own! Why pay rent? Start Collecting it! You have hit the jackpot $748,888 (Was $825,000.) Residential income property, beautifully landscaped very large 4 units, each is about 800SF, w/4+1 electric meters & 4 gas meters, excellent location, close to Old Town Monrovia, public transport, always rented, updated, newer roof, new exterior paint, new paving, pride of ownership! (A207)
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StuNNiNG home $679,000 This gorgeous home features 3 bed/2.75 ba, gourmet kitchen w/ss appls., hardwood floors downstairs and carpet upstairs, French doors, wood burning fireplace and your own elevator! Very private end unit with custom landscaping. Don’t miss this one! (SIE) CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd. (626) 301-1888 (www.century21earll.com)
Beautiful 1910 large two story character home. High ceilings, special molding with wainscoting. Covered front porch, formal entry, large living room, family room with fireplace, formal dining built in hutch. Four bedrooms + 1 office/playroom (could be 5th bedroom). Three bathrooms. Secluded backyard with Jacuzzi. (O833)
CENTURY 21 Village Realty (626) 355-1451
Newer townhome situated in a great area of Pasadena. Spacious courtyard, high ceilings in living room with hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances in kitchen, custom tile floors, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 1,750 sq.ft., laundry room, 2 car attached garage. (V80) CENTURY 21 Village Realty (626) 355-1451
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Lovely 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in Upper Canyon with formal dining, 2 fireplaces, breakfast room, hardwood floors, FA/CA, huge terrace with tree top mountain views, back yard, 2 car attached garage and lots of light. (C450)
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Beautiful 4bdrm 3 full baths, main floor bedroom, two fireplaces , 2nd floor loft can be den or family room, very quiet end unit, owner ready to sell due to job relocation. Arcadia schools walking distance.(F49)
Temple City School Dist., Located in North San Gabriel close by Temple City. South facing, quiet street and circle drive way. The house is 1,160 Sq Ft., 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom + Family room 260 Sq. Ft., Large Lot 65 x 167 = 10,851 Sq Ft. good for Owner use or investors have great opportunity to build your dream New Home or 2 units on the lot or 2 P.U.D(A8735)
Fantastic home in move-in condition! Located in the beautiful tract of Alhambra Hills. Separate and secluded Master Bedroom upstairs w/a private balcony. Downstairs features 3 bedrooms, a separate family room w/fireplace, formal dining room, and formal living room w/ fireplace. Kitchen has been remodeled including hardwood cabinets and granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances.(W2422)
CENTURY 21 Ludecke inc (626) 445-0123 WWW.C21LUDECKE.Com
CENTURY 21 Ludecke inc (626) 445-0123 WWW.C21LUDECKE.Com
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CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd.
CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd. (626) 301-1888 (www.century21earll.com)
This unique Glendora home features 3 bed/2 ba, lg living room w/ mountain views, great family room w/fireplace and kitchen with custom cabinets. Beautifully landscaped front and rear yard with covered patio and fish pond. Central air, ceilings fans and full copper plumbing upgrade. (ADA) CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd. (626) 301-1888 (www.century21earll.com)
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CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd. (626) 301-1888 (www.century21earll.com)
CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd.
This fantastic condo, adjacent to Beverly Hills is located on a quiet street and features 2 bed/2 ba, remodeled kitchen and baths and a beautiful garden patio. The complex has recreation rm., elevator, pool & spa plus security complete w/ video. Great area near the Miracle Mile. (GRE)
Great 3 Bedroom home
This El Monte home features 3 bed/2 ba, living room, spacious family room with cozy fire place, updated kitchen, hardwood floors, central air and a 2 car detached garage with ample driveway space to park several vehicles. (PIN)
This fantastic home features 4 bed/3 ba (with one bedroom on main floor and 3 upstairs), living room w/fireplace, remodeled baths, private yard and two car attached garage. (EIG)
This 3 bed/2 ba Covina home features large kitchen, dining room w/fireplace, hardwood flooring and Central Air. Walking distance to schools and shopping areas. (DEX)
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CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd 320 e. Foothill Blvd., arCadia Arcadia www.Century21earll.Com 626.301.1888 century21earll.com DRE# : 01154618
Special single level townhome located on a tree lined street, this spacious home has an open floor plan with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, formal and informal dining, fireplace, FA/CA, very large patio, 2 car garage. Unique 3 bedroom home in coveted complex. (M286)
Remodeled turnkey 3 bedroom home with guest house. Beautiful hardwood floors. Fireplace in living room and guest house. Total square feet of 2406. Kitchen remodeled with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances. Guest house features full kitchen, fireplace, full bathroom 12245 sq., ft., lot. Pool and Spa, 2 car detached garage with work shop.(V3419)
CENTURY 21 Ludecke Inc. (626) 445-0123
CENTURY 21 Village Realty (626) 355-1451
CENTURY 21 Ludecke Inc. (626) 445-0123
GleNdora SchoolS $429,000
Great duplex $398,000 This nice one level duplex has been recently remodeled and features two, 3 bedroom/2 bath units. Both units are currently rented. Call for more information. (ONE)
CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd. (626) 301-1888 (www.century21earll.com)
CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd. (626) 301-1888 (www.century21earll.com)
This great two bedroom condo located north of Foothill in Monrovia, features living room w/fireplace, dining area, indoor laundry and master suite. Common area is well maintained with lovely gardens and a recreation room. Corner Unit! (FOO) CENTURY 21 Earll, Ltd. (626) 301-1888 (www.century21earll.com)
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Serene and tranquil setting in Cedar Creek Village. 2 bed, 2.5 bath 2 story town home w/central air/heat, wired for FIOS TV, internet, and phone . Open kitchen, dining area, living room. Picturesque view of pool and spa from bedrms. Patio next to babbling creek.Beautiful landscape. Newer appliances included. Ample guest and secure RV parking. Many extras! $210,000(C108) CENTURY 21 Ludecke Inc. (626) 445-0123
Century 21 village realty
CENTURY 21 Village Realty (626) 355-1451
20 e. Foothill 105, arCadia21 Village Realty CENTURY 21 Ludecke, Inc. Blvd. Suite CENTURY Arcadia www.C21ludeCke.ComSierra Madre 626.445.0123 626.355.1451 c21ludecke.com c21village.com
DRE# : 01360316
Beautiful home in a very desirable area of Duarte. Featuring hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car attached garage, open living room with fireplace, storage, large kitchen and dining room, close to golf course, schools, parks, walking and biking trails. (C2475)
This home situated on a large lot features a great family room, living room, central air/heat and newer roof. Rear yard features swimming pool, pool house with ¾ bath and white vinyl fence. Walking distance to shopping center, theater and restaurants. (CAR)
38 w. Sierra madre Blvd., Sierra madre
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Published on Nov 22, 2011
Published on Nov 22, 2011
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